Free Printable Christmas Play Dough Mats

Free Printable Christmas Play Dough Mats - Decorate the Christmas Tree

Have you been following along with our Christmas sensory play series? So far we’ve covered sight and sound and this week’s sense is touch! This year we’ve really enjoyed sharing or free printable play dough mats, and it seems you’ve loved creating with them as much as we have. So of course, for the theme […]

12 Simple Collage Ideas

12 Simple Collage ideas to get you gluing and sticking with your kids!

Gluing, cutting and pasting, sticking…whatever you call it, collage is one of the easiest, open-ended, art activities you can offer your child. All you need is some glue (here’s an easy recipe to make glue at home) something to stick on to (cut up cereal boxes work great) and something to stick (here’s a list […]

Christmas Drawing and Listening Game

Christmas Drawing and Listening Game - with a free printable Christmas tree drawing prompt

This week’s Christmas sensory play ideas are all about sound! As far as I am concerned the best thing about Christmas is the music! Corny songs, everyone singing along, there is nothing better than that! My kids, on the other hand, are not quite as into daggy Christmas music as I am, but they LOVED […]

Change the Drawing Paper.

An easy drawing activity - Simply changing the shape or size of the paper can encourage new creativity and imagination

Noah loves to draw, but he also loves to watch TV. Recently I’ve noticed his TV hours have been creeping up, directly correlating with how overwhelmed I’ve been feeling. Now there is nothing wrong with a bit of TV, and I am not ashamed to admit that sometimes the downtime it affords me and my […]

Free Printable Christmas Glasses!

Free Printable: Christmas Glasses!

I’m joining some of my favourite bloggers to share some fabulous Christmas Sensory play ideas! Each week, Childhood101, Nurture Store, Babble Dabble Do, Meri Cherry, Toddler Approved and I will be sharing a range of activities to inspire you to explore the holiday season through your senses! This week we are focussing on the sense […]

Building and Reading with LEGO Juniors

Beginning Reading With Lego - because there is more to learning to reading than just words and books

This post is sponsored by LEGO Juniors. “I want to build it! Why can’t I make it myself? It’s too hard … It’s not fair.” He wants so much to be like his big brother and sisters and rip open the box, tip out the pieces, and follow the instructions to make an amazing LEGO […]

Scissor Skills: Snipping Flowers and Leaves

Snipping Flowers and Leaves - a fun way to practice scissor skills

Noah is four, and he wants to cut everything! I remember a certain other small child with the same passion, and she ended up cutting her hair on several occasions! I am kinda keen for Noah to be so busy cutting appropriate things that he won’t have the urge to cut anything he shouldn’t be […]

Crazy DIY Geoboard

Make your own DIY Geoboard and add some cool and crazy accessories for even more fun!

It’s really no fun when you are sick, and it’s raining, and Mum won’t let you watch TV…. It’s no fun at all, until Mum goes a little overboard and makes a huge, DIY geoboard, and adds all kinds of crazy accessories! It’s funny how a simple idea grows into something much cooler than you […]